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Report: Timo Werner's Release Clause Is Way Lower Than First Thought

Report: Timo Werner's Release Clause Is Way Lower Than First Thought

Timo Werner will be a man in demand this summer. The striker has been on fire for RB Leipzig this season, netting 27 goals and registering 11 assists in 33 appearances this season.

At only 23-years old he is already one of the top forwards in European football. Such players usually come with a massive price tag, but it seems that won't be the case for the German.

It had been claimed that Werner could leave Leipzig for a fee of €50million, a bargain for a player of his ability in the current market. However, it is now being reported his actual release clause is even lower than that.

German outlet Sport 1 believe that the player's release clause stands at €30million, with some potential performance based add-ons also included.

Liverpool have been the club most strongly linked with Werner and it is expected that Jurgen Klopp will sign a big money forward this summer. Both Sadio Mane and Mo Salah are set to travel to the African Cup of Nations next January, while some fringe players may be moved on in the next window.

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As for the player himself, he seems very open to the idea, last week saying:

Yes I know that Liverpool is the best team in the world at the moment.

When you're linked with that team it makes you very proud but in case of that, it's a pleasure. But I know Liverpool have a lot of good players.

I have to improve myself and to learn much more things to get on this level and to play there.

For now, he will be concentrating on completing what could be a historic season for Leipzig. They currently sit one point behind leaders Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, while also holding a 1-0 lead over Spurs after the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

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Gary Connaughton

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